Home Run for Julian

The father and brother of award-winning Australian journalist Julian Assange are on a nationwide tour of the United States calling on the U.S. government to drop its prosecution and finally let Julian come home.

Today: Columbus, Ohio
Rally at the Statehouse

John and Gabriel Shipton’s #HomeRun4Julian tour began in Miami on June 6. The Shiptons are scheduled to make stops on both coasts and the Midwest before concluding the tour in the nation’s capital.

Assange’s family members will meet with activists, press, and policymakers to raise awareness of the importance of protecting whistleblowers and journalists, and to advocate for the release of Julian Assange, whom the United Nations has declared “arbitrarily detained” since 2010.

See an ongoing playlist of event videos here

We’ll continue to update this page with event details, how to get involved, video content, and more. All times are local.

Video: Panel event
hosted by Jen Perelman
June 20th
Video: Julian wins
2021 Sacco-Vanzetti Award
Minneapolis / St Paul
June 21st
2pm | Panel: ESFL / Zoom RSVP
7pm | Rally: Highland Park Picnic Pavillion
New York
Video: Roger Waters, Chris Hedges, Aaron Maté, Randy Credico
June 23rd
5pm | Facebook
: John & Gabriel Shipton at the First Amendment monument
June 24th
Washington D.C.
Video: Marianne Williamson, Chip Gibbons, & Ryan Grim
Video: Fidel Narvaez, John Kiriakou & Ray McGovern
June 26th
Columbus, OH
June 14th
Video: Statehouse rally
San Francisco
June 27th
June 17th
4:30pm | 625 N. Michigan Ave
Featuring: Jerome McDonnell
Los Angeles
June 28-29th
June 19th
10am-Noon | Featuring:
John & Gabriel Shipton
Sunburst Sculpture
(The Calling)
Washington D.C.
June 30th-July 1st

Columbus, Ohio

Statehouse Rally

June 14, 2021

Washington D.C.

Panel discussion with John & Gabriel Shipton, Marianne Williamson, Ryan Grim & Chip Gibbons

Busboys & Poets, June 13, 2021
Jefferson Memorial, June 13, 2021

Panel: Separating Fact from Fiction

Online event featuring John & Gabriel Shipton, Fidel Narvaez, John Kiriakou, & Ray McGovern

Online, June 13, 2021


June 11, 2021

New York City

Reception for John & Gabriel Shipton with Roger Waters, Chris Hedges, Aaron Maté, & Randy Credico

The People’s Forum in New York City, June 10, 2021


Julian Assange presented with the 2021 Sacco-Vanzetti Social Justice Award

Community Church of Boston, June 9, 2021
John & Gabriel Shipton speak with former presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, in Boston. June 9, 2021


Panel event hosted by Jen Perelman, with Mara Shlackman, Scott Luxor, and Nicolas Davies

Earth ‘n’ Us Farm, June 6, 2021